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Where The Dead Pause And The Japanese Say Goodbye

Author : Marie Mutsuki Mockett
ISBN : 9780393352290
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit; to Eiheiji, a school for Zen Buddhist monks; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzzy-Headed Priest’s temple on Mount Doom; and into the "thick dark" of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks, Mockett writes of both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her unpretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader wants to stay with wherever she goes, even into the heart of grief itself.

Where The Dead Pause And The Japanese Say Goodbye A Journey

Author : Marie Mutsuki Mockett
ISBN : 9780393246742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit; to Eiheiji, a school for Zen Buddhist monks; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzzy-Headed Priest’s temple on Mount Doom; and into the "thick dark" of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks, Mockett writes of both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her unpretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader wants to stay with wherever she goes, even into the heart of grief itself.

Re Imagining Japan After Fukushima

Author : Tamaki Mihic
ISBN : 9781760463540
Genre : History
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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster (collectively referred to as ‘3.11’, the date of the earthquake), had a lasting impact on Japan’s identity and global image. In its immediate aftermath, mainstream media presented the country as a disciplined, resilient and composed nation, united in the face of a natural disaster. However, 3.11 also drew worldwide attention to the negative aspects of Japanese government and society, thought to have caused the unresolved situation at Fukushima. Spurred by heightened emotions following the triple disaster, the Japanese became increasingly polarised between these two views of how to represent themselves. How did literature and popular culture respond to this dilemma? Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima attempts to answer that question by analysing how Japan was portrayed in post-3.11 fiction. Texts are selected from the Japanese, English and French languages, and the portrayals are also compared with those from non-fiction discourse. This book argues that cultural responses to 3.11 had a significant role to play in re-imagining Japan after Fukushima.

Japan After 3 11

Author : Pradyumna P. Karan
ISBN : 9780813167329
Genre : Social Science
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On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation. The aftermath was overwhelming: communities were reduced to rubble, thousands of people were missing or dead, and relief organizations struggled to reach affected areas to provide aid for survivors and victims of radiation from compromised nuclear reactors. In Japan after 3/11, editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma assemble geographers, economists, humanists, and scientists to consider the complex economic, physical, and social impacts of this heartbreaking disaster. Historical geographers place the events of March 2011 in context, while other contributors assess the damage and recommend strategies for the long process of reclamation and rebuilding. The book also includes interviews with victims that explore the social implications of radioactive contamination and invite comparisons to the discrimination faced by survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Balancing the natural and social sciences, this timely volume offers not only a model of interdisciplinary research for scholars but also an invaluable guide to the planning and implementation of reconstruction.

Here Comes The Sun

Author : Leza Lowitz
ISBN : 9781611729139
Genre : Family & Relationships
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A YOGA MEMOIR At thirty, Californian Leza Lowitz is single and traveling the world, which suits her just fine. Coming of age in Berkeley, California, during the sexual and feminist revolutions of the 1970s, she learned that marriage and family could wait. Or could they? When Leza moves to Japan and meets the man of her dreams, her heart opens in ways she never thought possible. But she's still an outsider, and home is far away. Rather than struggle to fit in, she opens a yoga studio and makes a home for others. Then, at forty-four, Leza and her Japanese husband seek to adopt—in a country where bloodlines are paramount and family ties are almost feudal in their cultural importance. She travels to India to work on herself and back to California to deal with her past. Something is still not complete until she learns that when you give a little love to a child, you get the whole world in return. This inspiring memoir reflects the author's deep connection to yoga that allows her to realize that infertile does not mean inconceivable. Through teaching, meditation, and community, she transcends her struggles and embraces the joys of adoption and motherhood. Leza Lowitz lives in Tokyo with her husband, the writer Shogo Oketani, and their ten-year-old son. She has edited and published over seventeen books, many on Japan, and has run her own yoga studio in Tokyo for a decade. She travels throughout Japan and Asia to teach yoga and write. Her debut YA novel, Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, won the 2013–2014 Asian/Pacific American Award in Young Adult Literature.

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : UFL:31262095580865
Genre : Talking books
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Austerlitz

Author : W. G. Sebald
ISBN : OCLC:1188442673
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Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN : UVA:X000591125
Genre : Books
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Pacific Overtures

Author : Stephen Sondheim
ISBN : UOM:39015014591740
Genre : Japan
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First performed on Broadway in 1976, this musical drama is set in 1853 Japan and presents the Westernization of the country after the arrival of Admiral Perry. It is told from the point of view of the Japanese, in the style of a Japanese drama, and the story focuses on the lives of two friends caught in the change.-- adapted from Wikipedia entry, accessed 2-9-15.

Plays International

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ISBN : UOM:39015067516545
Genre : Performing arts
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The Seagull

Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
ISBN : UOM:39015020709260
Genre : Drama
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A masterpiece of modern drama, The Seagull dramatises the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina, her son the symbolist playwright Konstantin, and the famous middlebrow story writer Trigorin.

Crimes Of The Heart

Author : Beth Henley
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003952640
Genre : American drama
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In Hazlehurst, Mississippi, the McGrath sisters are in crisis when Babe, the youngest, has shot her husband, Zackery.

Three Sisters

Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
ISBN : UCSC:32106006811761
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chekhov's widely performed classic study of provincial life explores the irony of hope and the inadequacy of consolation.

Birds Of Passage

Author : Hanif Kureishi
ISBN : UOM:39015035303729
Genre : Drama in English, 1945- - Texts
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Boesman And Lena And Other Plays

Author : Athol Fugard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112720151
Genre : English drama
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Four works by the South African playwright explore the psyche of the oppressed and the oppressor, the problems of apartheid, and the human need for humor and hope

Quill Quire

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Genre : Book industries and trade
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The Cherry Orchard

Author : Anton Chekhov
ISBN : UOM:39015068802837
Genre : Drama
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In his masterpiece The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov maintains an exquisite balance between elegiac celebration of the romance of the past, as embodied in the cherry orchard in full bloom, and the awesome prescience of what is so soon to overwhelm Russia - revolution. The themes are majestic, and yet at the centre of the play is Ranevskaya, a tragic woman who lacks adroitness for survival in a changing world but who has one asset: a capacity for love. It is her solution - and Chekhov's.This new version of The Cherry Orchard by Pam Gems opened at the Crucible, Sheffield in March 2007."

The Lady From The Sea

Author : Henrik Ibsen
ISBN : UOM:39015060019786
Genre : Drama
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The Lady from the Sea (1888) marked a turning point in Ibsen's career as it, and the plays that followed it, concerned itself more with individual destinies than with general moral or social priniciples. In this new translation, Pam Gems (best known for plays such as Piaf, Stanley and Marlene) gives the drama a refreshing new life.

What S Wrong With This Picture?

Author : Donald Margulies
ISBN : UOM:39015052934562
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